Close

Note: You will only see this box once.

We would like to invite you to sign up for the completely free Apples4theteacher.com Newsletter! Join our other 480,975 readers.

Subscribers are automatically registered to receive free teaching resources including lesson plan ideas, printables and more. Stay informed of all our new resources as they're developed...we have some exciting features coming in 2014!

P.S.. To officially become a newsletter subscriber, be sure to confirm your subscription by responding to the email we send you.



We respect your privacy!
Home Kids Safe Search for Apples4theteacher.com Stay informed - subscribe to our newsletter! Add this site to your favorites folder Sitemap - Contents of Website Contact Us
Home of Apples4theteacher.com - Elementary lessons, stories, poetry, vocabulary worksheets, children's book reviews, craft ideas for teachers.
Thematic Book Reviews Fun Printable Coloring Sheets Holidays Events and Occasions Teacher Worksheets
Thematic Books Color Holiday Fun Teacher Printables
 
An Educational Resource Site for
Teachers and Homeschoolers
  September 21, 2014
Ad
Featured Teaching Ideas

Online Short Stories for KidsOther Short Stories

Advertisement
Christmas Party Games
Printable Christmas Party Games
Ad

Printable Fun Christmas Stories - Children's Short Stories Fun Christmas Stories

Bipper and Wick

The Birds' Christmas

Christmas at Fezziwig's Warehouse

A Christmas Carol

The Christmas Carol of the Birds

Christmas Day

A Christmas Fairy

Christmas in Seventeen Seventy-Six (1776)

Christmas in the Alley

Christmas in the Barn

The Christmas Masquerade

A Christmas Matinee

Christmas Under the Snow

The Cratchits' Christmas Dinner

The Dolls' Christmas Party

The Fairy Christmas

The First New England Christmas

The Fir-Tree

Grandma's Christmas Gifts

The Greatest of These

How Christmas Came to the Santa Maria Flats

Jimmy Scarecrow's Christmas

Little Girl's Christmas

Mama's Happy Christmas

Mr. Bluff's Experience of Holidays

Old Father Christmas

The Philanthropist's Christmas

The Queerest Christmas

A Ragged Christmas Feast

Santa Claus Does Not Forget

Santa Claus's Letter

Susy's Christmas Present

The Telltale Tile

Toinette and the Elves

A Turkey For One

What Happened Christmas Eve

Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Clause

Show Us Some Love -
Click the +1 Button!
 

Kids' Christmas Stories for Teachers
Printable Children's Literature for the Classroom

 
 

Home > Holidays > Christmas > Kids Stories > The Fairy Christmas

The Fairy Christmas
by Etheldred B. Barry

It was Christmas Day, and Toddy and Tita were alone. Papa and mamma had gone out West to see their big boy who was ill. They had promised to be home for Christmas, but a big snow had blocked the railroad track, and nurse was afraid the train would be delayed until the day after Christmas. What a dull Christmas for two little girls, all alone in the great city house, with only the servants! They felt so lonely that nurse let them play in the big drawing-room instead of in the nursery, so they arranged all the chairs in a row, and pretended it was a snowed-up train. Tita was the conductor, and Toddy was the passengers. Just as they were in the midst of it, they heard music in the street, and, running to the window, they saw a little boy outside, singing and beating a tambourine.

"Why," said Tita, "his feet are all bare!"

"Dess he hanged up bofe stockin's an' his shoes, too," said Toddy.

"Let's open the window and ask him."

But the great window was too high to reach, so they took papa's cane and pushed it tip. The little boy smiled, but they could not hear what he said, so they told him to come in, and ran to open the big front door. He was a little frightened at first, but the carpet felt warm to his poor bare feet.

He told them that his name was Guido, and that he had come from Italy, which is a much warmer country than ours, and that he was very poor, so poor that he had no shoes, and had to go singing from house to house for a few pennies to get some dinner. And he was so hungry.

"Poor little boy!" said Tita. "Our mamma is away, and we're having a pretty sad Christmas, but we'll try to make it nice for you."

So they played games, and Guido sang to them. Then the folding doors rolled back, and there was the dining-room and the table all set, and Thomas, the black waiter, smiling, just as if it had been a big dinner party instead of two very little girls. Nurse said: "Well, I never!" when she saw Guido, but she felt so sorry for the lonely little girls that she let him come to the table. And such a dinner as he ate! He had never had one like it before. "It is a fairy tale," he said.

Just as dessert came on, the door opened and in rushed mamma and papa; the train had gotten in, after all. They were so glad to see their darlings happy instead of moping that they gave them each some extra kisses. You may be sure little Guido never went hungry and barefoot after that. Long afterward he would say: "That was a fairy Christmas!"

That night, after Tita had said her prayers, she said:

"Mamma, I know something. Whenever you feel sad and lonely, if you will just find somebody sadder and lonelier than yourself and cheer them up, it will make you all right."

And I think that that was the very best kind of a Christmas lesson of love. Don't you?

 

Email this page to a friend Email this page to a friend

 


Follow Us...

Follow Us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Follow Us on Pinterest

Free Newsletter!

Join our other 480,975 readers.


We respect your privacy!

Newsletter subscribers are automatically registered to receive free teaching resources including lesson plan ideas and printables.


Fun Kids Christmas Games and Activities for ChildrenFun Christmas Activities and Games

Fun Christmas Activities

When is Christmas 2014?

Christmas Articles

Christmas Symbols

Christmas Coloring Pages

Christmas Printables

Christmas Computer Games

Christmas Crafts

Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Christmas Craft Books

Amazon Secret Sale - 75% off Toys

Amazon Secret Sale - 75% off Cameras

Animated Jigsaw Puzzles

Decorate a Tree Game

Christmas Scrambler Puzzles

Poems and Rhymes

Kids Books - Christmas Theme

Party Games

Christmas Songs

Plays, Skits and Recitals

Printable Christmas Stories

Recipes and Cooking Activities

Christmas Fun Word Search

Christmas Word Jumble Game

Fun Holiday Activities and Games for Kids

 

Holidays and

Teaching Themes

September Teaching Activities & Worksheets

Back to School Thematic Unit - Back to School
Labor Day Thematic Unit - Labor Day
Father's Day Thematic Unit - Father's Day
Grandparents Day  Theme Unit of Study - Grandparents Day
Patriot Day Theme Unit of Study - 9/11 - Patriot Day
Hispanic Heritage Thematic Unit - Hispanic Heritage Month
Constitution Day Thematic Unit - Constitution Day | Constitution Week
Fall - Autumn Theme Unit of Study - Fall Activities
September Calendar of Events - September Teaching Ideas - Other September Teaching Ideas

October Teaching Activities & Worksheets

Fire Safety Theme Unit of Study - Fire Safety Week
Christopher Columbus Theme Unit of Study - Columbus Day
Thanksgiving Thematic Unit - Canadian Thanksgiving
Halloween Theme Unit of Study - Halloween
October Calendar of Events - October Teaching Ideas - Other October Teaching Ideas

Sample Thematic Activities & Teaching Ideas

Letter Activities, Coloring Pages, Worksheets and Games - Letters of the Alphabet Games
Community Helpers Games, Activities, Worksheets, Books, Poetry, Lessons and Teaching Ideas - Community Helpers
100th Day of School Games, Activities, Worksheets, Books, Lessons and Teaching Ideas - The 100th day of School Activities
Seasons Thematic Unit - Summer - Summer
Seasons Thematic Unit - Fall - Autumn - Games, Coloring Pages, Activities, Worksheets, Articles, Books, Poetry, Lessons and Teaching Ideas - Fall
Seasons Thematic Unit - Winter - Winter
Seasons Thematic Unit - Spring - Spring
U.S. Presidents Games, Coloring Pages, Activities, Worksheets, Timelines, Books, Poetry, Stories, Lessons and Teaching Ideas - Presidents
Dr. Seuss Thematic Teaching Unit - NEA Read Across America - Read Across America - Dr. Seuss's Birthday
Native Americans Thematic Unit - Games, Coloring Pages, Activities, Worksheets, Articles, Books, Poetry, Lessons and Teaching Ideas - Native American Study
USA States - U.S. Geography Thematic Unit - U.S. Geography
ADD, ADHD, Literacy, ESL, Special Ed, Bilingual Ed, Gifted, Health Ed, Early Childhood Education   
 
Home Search About Us Contact Compensation and Affiliation Affidavit Getting Started Privacy Policy Terms of Service Sitemap

Apples4theteacher.com is a teacher created website with elementary and homeschooling activities:
first grade, second grade, third grade, fourth grade, fifth grade and sixth grade teaching materials and lesson plans.

Copyright ©1999-2014
Owned and operated by Webstantaneous Web Marketing, LLC